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Customer Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.7 out of 10 (3)
All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.6 out of 10 (7)

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There seems to be no end in sight for the enormous fame of Japanese singer/actress Nakashima Mika. After receiving praise from fans and critics alike for her chart-topping albums, she landed another spectacular hit as female protagonist in the movie version of the popular manga NANA. Offering listeners 14 dynamic titles ranging from her debut smash STARS to her most recent hit single GLAMOROUS SKY, this stunning compilation records some of Mika's very BEST song material to date!
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Product Title: Best (Japan Version) Best (日本版) Best (日本版) Best (日本版) Best (Japan Version)
Singer Name(s): Nakashima Mika 中島美嘉 中岛美嘉 中島美嘉  나카시마 미카
Release Date: 2005-12-07
Publisher Product Code: AICL-1700
Language: Japanese
Disc Format(s): CD
Other Information: Album
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
Publisher: SMEJ Associated Records
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1004070489

Product Information / Track List

デビューシングル「STARS」から現在ヒット中の「GLAMOROUS SKY」までのヒットシングル全14曲を収録!初回仕様 :三方背ボックス仕様

02 STARS (new vocal'05)
06 愛してる
07 Love Addict
09 雪の華
11 朧月夜~祈り
13 桜色舞うころ
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Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.7 out of 10 (3)
Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.6 out of 10 (7)

Kevin Kennedy
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January 31, 2009

This customer review refers to Nakashima Mika - Best (Korean Version)
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Well-rounded selection of Mika's early hits Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
"Love Addict", a jumping, tuneful jazz number, was my way into this album. The song simply popped off the album and grabbed my interest. Using it as my departure point, I began to listening to the other tracks more carefully and found that I enjoy almost all of them. Nakashima Mika proves to be deft at jazz, pop, dance, and ballad songs, although she is a bit overwhelmed by the classic hymn, "Amazing Grace", and a bit generic on "Glamorous Sky". Mika has an appealingly warm voice that really shines when she sings in a quiet, controlled manner. I really enjoy twelve of these fourteen songs and am eager to buy Miss Nakashima's more recent albums. I recommend this collection very highly.
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July 24, 2006

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Great arrangement! Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
I bought this cd a few days after its release; amasing job! I've been listening to Mika for about a year now; and I must say her voice never fails to surprise me! She has a very jazz/pop feel to her music, and that's what I like about her. Her melodies are smooth and relaxing, along with that strong/soft voice of hers! This cd is a Best, meaning it is a collection of her past discographies. I very well enjoy "Love Addict" and "Yuki no hana".
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January 17, 2006

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Cream of the crop Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
Mika Nakashima, one of the most noticeable voice in the Japanese Pop Scene. After 3 successful albums ("True", "Love" & "Music"), and the movie adaptation of the comic "NANA", this is a retrospective collection of her 14 singles releases between 2001-2005 on CD, and 20 tracks on DVD separately marketed.

Her music is 'produced' in the safe zone of easy-listening ballad & jazz, with the exception of the little rock in "Glamorous Sky" from the O.S.T. of "NANA". Since the first single of star, Mika has been topping the ORICON chart. Her voice is amazing, and she has matured in the brief 5 years as a vocal artist, screaming with youth, resistance and strength. Her weakness in the very high note is still apparent, unfortunately. The Fantasy/Lotus theme has became the brand she holds, as a reflection to the emotional struggle in the young adulthood.

If you are unfamiliar with her, this is a good introduction to this fantastic singer. There is also a Music video collection under the same title, well made, on par with Utada Hikaru's. As I teach animation and video editing, these are some of the best references I use in the Eastern World.

Highly recommended.

Favourite tracks:
04. Will
10. Seven
14. Glamorous Sky
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December 17, 2005

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Good Album ^^! Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
I just got this album today. I think its pretty good, all her hits in one album!! =D! But I wish they had Mermaid on this album.
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December 11, 2005

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This retrospective is unbelievable. Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
I have already reviewed the CD of this product. As much as the 'Best' CD is a well done assemblage of 14 selections highlighting the first four years of Nakashima Mika's successful music career, so its respective DVD is an even more extensive overview of her career on the music video screen to date, because it includes every single clip she did up to the release of this DVD. There are also new video clips of 'Amazing Grace,' 'Oborozukiyo~Inori,' 'Glamorous Sky,' and 'Blood,' a live version.

For all your information, I have seen some of the videos included, and each one has a specific theme attached to it. All of Mika's videos are very well done and are so unlike anything you may see on American MTV. All this makes 'Best' probably her best album/DVD.

My advice: it's worth saving up money to get this DVD if you love Mika and especially if you are region-free. And don't forget to save money for her albums 'Best,' 'Love,' 'Music,' and 'True,' as well as the single for 'Stars,' which includes the Original Version of that song.
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